Weekly Recap #77: Week of 11/4 -11/10


It’s time for another weekly recap post of all things happening on and off the blog. This week I’ll be linking to the Sunday Post, which is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and to Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

I’m sitting here staring at this space, trying to think of something to write. Yes, it has been one of those weeks.  Busy enough that it’s a blur but nothing exciting enough happened for me to actually remember it, lol.  I’m still adjusting to the new soccer training routine too.  I did well the first week but was so tired by Wednesday night of this week that I fell asleep with the laptop open in the middle of blog hopping.  Staying up late Tuesday night to watch the election returns come in probably didn’t help matters either, but hopefully I’ll get back on track this coming week.  I did sleep late Saturday morning and went to bed early Saturday night, so I’m feeling refreshed and will be blog hopping a bit today to get caught back up.

This weekend also marks the start of the HoHoHo Readathon, which I’m excited to take part in for the second year.  I’ve set aside the tentative TBR list that I posted last week for now so that I could go ahead and get started my first HoHoHoRAT book this weekend. I started The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan and am really enjoying it so far.

I actually mostly ignored the tentative TBR I posted last week anyway because I ended up reading two backlisted books instead so that I could complete my Beat the Backlist Challenge.  I finished Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng and Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys.  They were both great reads and I’m excited because both had been on my TBR for at least two years. It always feels like such an accomplished to finally mark those older TBR additions as Read.

I think that’s it for me.  I hope everyone has a great week!















30 replies
  1. Angela
    Angela says:

    Congrats on completing the backlist challenge! I still have two more books to read, but I’ve been reading nonfiction this month instead!

  2. Sophie
    Sophie says:

    So I am not the only one falling asleep early in the middle of something? LOL And I will say it again but I can’t wait for your review of Sadie! Happy Sunday!

  3. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    This coming week is going to be pretty busy, and then Thanksgiving next week, then NYC, then it’s December. It’s just so crazy! lol I hope you’re doing well with the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon!


  4. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    Everyone seems to be doing HoHoHoRAT. I love reading all the updates, because holiday books are always warm and fuzzy. I hope it’s fun for you. Great job with your backlist books. That’s a real challenge for me.

  5. Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    Amber Elise @ Du Livre says:

    You had an exhausting week lady! I stayed up late watching the election too. I had to put on Parks and Rec to just have something light

    I’m happy you’re doing the HoHoHo readathon! I’ll be watching to see what books you enjoyed so I can make my holiday TBR!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who stayed up late waiting for results. Amazing that we still have some undecided races out there too.

  6. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
    Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense says:

    I really need to pick up Girl in the Tower in anticipation of the release of the final book. The Bear and the Nightingale was such a good read. I hope you enjoyed Sadie. I have a mini-review of that one going up tomorrow. Hope you have a really good week!

  7. Greg
    Greg says:

    Have fun with the HoHoHo readathon! I was going to do it this year but I never really found the Christmasy type books I wanted. Oh well. I have read some of Anne Perry’s Christmas novellas in the past and enjoyed them- hope your reads are good!

  8. bookworm
    bookworm says:

    Hope this week is a little less tiring. I can totally relate. Happy HoHoHo Readathoning! I was going to participate this year again, but maybe next year.
    Happy reading, I love getting older TBR’s checked off also.

  9. Northwoman
    Northwoman says:

    I’m not ready for Christmas books but I’m doing the HoHoHoRAT. MOst are holiday romances so I will have to look in the future for more from other genres. I did pickup a couple of mysteries. OOO you got Winter of the Witch I want that but on audio. I have enjoyed the Anne Perry historical mysteries when I read a few, probably 20 years ago. I should look into those again. Have a great reading week. Anne – Books of My Heart

  10. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!
    Mary @StackingMyBookShelves! says:

    Lots of Christmas reading I see. I hope you adored Sadie as much as I did. What a story. I love the whole pod-cast aspect of it too. Have you listened to it? You can go to the publisher’s website and listen. Have a wonderful week!

  11. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Firstly – your totally random was hilarious and mainly because it’s rooted in truth. 😀

    You’ve done so well on the backlist reads! That’s so awesome.

    I hope that this week is going well and that you are a bit more rested!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks, I’m really excited to have finally gotten a few of those older titles off my backlist this time around. They had been there for way too long.

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